Police Arrest Three Suspect Over Child Abuse Rape In Bauchi

Police Arrest Three Suspect Over Child Abuse Rape In Bauchi

The operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested three men across the state for child abuse and rape offences.

One Abubakar Nuhu, aged 50, popularly known as Wanzam of Gwallagan Mayaka, was arrested for inhumanely treating his biological son.

According to a statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, the command received a complaint from the ward head of the Gwallagan Mayaka area of Bauchi that a resident of the ward revealed that “his wife Amina (not real name) who informed him that she saw a 5-year-old boy of their neighbours tied with a chain inside a room.

“On receipt of the information, a team of detectives led by CSP Mubarak S. Baba DPO D’ Division (Dutsen Tanshi) moved to the scene and rescued the boy.”

The statement explained that “during the interview, the victim identified himself as Hussaini Abubakar ‘m’ 5yrs old. He revealed that he was treated inhumanely by his biological father Abubakar Nuhu ‘m’ 50yrs and further stated that he was incarcerated except all humane treatment by the father for many days which he can’t specify and also spent three days without eating.”

The state police PRO added that the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Muhammad had directed the Divisional Police Officer to apprehend the offender for investigation and prosecution for the established offence.“According to the defendant, he claimed to have confined the minor to restrict him from stealing their neighbour’s valuables and he was advised to do so by a friend,” the statement noted.

It was further revealed that the CP had directed the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department and also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the CID to investigate the crux of the matter and other motives surrounding the dastardly act.

In a related development, the police command also disclosed that “one Suleiman Musa ‘m’ aged 28yrs of behind Nitel community, lured one Amina (not real name) ‘f’ aged 9yrs old of the same address, into his room situated at the same area while she was on an errand and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.

“During interrogation, the suspects freely confessed to having committed the crime. The investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution for the established offence.”

Again, the command revealed the arrest of “one Bala Mohammed ‘m’ aged 67yrs who lured two girls, one Safiya (not real name) ‘f’ aged 17yrs and Hassana (not real name) ‘f’ 16yrs, both of Unguwan Mahaukata into his room and had carnal knowledge of them and thereafter give them Five Hundred Nairas, as explained by the victims.

“During interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and corroborated the victim’s statement,” the statement added, adding that the investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be profiled and charged in court.

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